Reading Assignments: You are responsible for reading the relevant material in the text covered in lecture.

Grading Policy:

Exam 1
Exam 2
Final Exam


Ground Rules:
Letter grades will be assigned from your total course score according to
90% to 100%: A;
80% to 89%: B;
70% to 79%: C;
60% to 69%: D;
below 60%: F.
Please note that homework, class participation and quizzes are 25% of your total grade
– please do not neglect this work.

Homework + Quiz:  Homework problems will be posted weekly.  Not all homework problems may be graded.  A quiz will be given on each homework due day.  Each quiz covers the homework assigned in the previous week with problems very similar or identical to the homework problems Unless you have a university excuse (see Absences below), late assignments will not be accepted for credit.  Please do not ask for exceptions.

Exams:   Two 100-minutes night examinations and a two-hour final examination are scheduled (see the course calendar given below). Unexcused absences will result in a grade of zero for missed examinations. The exams are closed book. You are allowed to bring in one single-sided letter size paper with your own notes and formulas.  No other resources are permitted in the exams.

RegradingRequest for regrading an exam or homework/quiz must be done within one week after the exam or homework is returned.  Your exams will be graded by the instructor while homework assignments and quizzes will be graded by the TA.

The university views class attendance as an individual student responsibility. Students are expected to attend class and to complete all assignments. Instructors are expected to give adequate notice of the dates on which major tests will be given and assignments will be due. For more details, please read Part I, Rule 7 of the Texas A&M University Student Rules at  Please contact me as soon as you know you will miss a class or an exam so that a reasonable alternative can be accommodated. Unexcused absences will result in a grade of zero for the missed work. The instructor is under no obligation to provide an opportunity for the student to make up work missed because of an unexcused absence.

Aggie Honor Code
“An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.”
Upon accepting admission to Texas A&M University, a student immediately assumes a commitment to uphold the Honor Code, to accept responsibility for learning, and to follow the philosophy and rules of the Honor System. Students will be required to state their commitment on examinations, research papers, and other academic work. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the TAMU community from the requirements or the processes of the Honor System.  For additional information please visit:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Cain Hall or call 845-1637.